Switzerland intends to begin negotiations with Moldova this year on the creation of a free trade deal.
The two ministers discussed how the agreement will deepen economic ties and expand investment opportunities for businesses in Canada and Moldova.
The case is one of several brought to courts in Europe by Moldovan businessman Anatolie Stati who is attempting to force the Kazakh government to pay up in a dispute about his energy investments in the oil-rich country.
China and Moldova have formally agreed to begin talks on the establishment of a free-trade deal.
Moldova’s president said he hoped the ex-Soviet nation’s association agreement with the European Union would be cancelled, paving the way for an alliance with Moscow.
Turkey now boasts free trade pacts with 19 countries and blocs, with more coming in the pipeline.
Prime Minister Pavel Filip said that the parliament of Moldova considered in 2015 only one-third of projects stipulated by the plan for the implementation of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement.
European Union lawmakers have approved the EU’s trade deal with Moldova
Moldova could be expelled from the regional Commonwealth of Independent States’ free trade zone after it signed the association agreement with the European Union, a Russian official said on Monday.
On Friday, the European Union will sign Association Agreements with Georgia and Moldova and complete the signature process with Ukraine, each providing for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.
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An agreement on Moldova’s admission to a free trade zone with the European Union (DCFTA) will be signed no sooner than a year’s time, Moldova’s Economy Minister Valeriu Lazar said at a Wednesday press conference.
Uzbekistan might join the free trade zone of the Commonwealth of Independent States by the end of May 2013, Director of the First Department of the CIS States of the Russian Foreign Ministry told reporters on 29 January before the start of ministerial consultations in the CIS Executive Committee, BelTA has learnt.
The free trade agreement with the CIS member countries, signed in St Petersburg in 2011 and ratified by the Moldovan parliament on 27 September 2012, entered into force for Moldova in 2013.
Health advocates have asked the EU not to include data exclusivity requirements in the “Deeply Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement” that is being negotiated between the EU and Moldova.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso believes Moldova and the EU could sign an association agreement within a year, before an Eastern Partnership summit scheduled for September 2013, the Moldovan government reported citing Barroso as saying in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Vlad Filat.
The European Union has officially announced that it is preparing to start negotiations to form a free trade zone with Moldova and Georgia, the Moldovan Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry said in a press release, received by Interfax on Tuesday.
The negotiations over a free trade zone between Moldova and the EU will begin this summer and end in 2015. This is when the two sides will establish actual economic relations.
The Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) needs one more country to ratify it before it can take effect.
Suspension of the free trade agreement between Moldova and Romania on January 1, 2007, when Romania is expected to join the European Union (E.U.), will poise the trade balance between the two states, according to Mircea Toader, undersecretary of the Romanian Ministry of Economy and Commerce.